WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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st-andrews COME AND VISIT
We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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episcopal church THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE
St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. ANDREW’S

Spring is Here!

     

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY…BREAKFAST We’ve planned a NEW and IMPROVED May Breakfast, certainly a St Andrew’s tradition—so mark your calendars NOW!  Instead of holding it early on a weekday, we’re moving it to a Saturday morning, among other changes.  This year it’ll be on SATURDAY, MAY 2, FROM 8 am TO 10 am.   Net proceeds go to benefit Connect to End Violence and the Island Clergy Homeless Initiative.  If you’d like to help out, please sign up on the list in the Parish Hall (it’s FUN!).     

GREAT BOOK!  ORDER YOURS NOW!  Our next Adult Book Study book will be NT Wright’s Simply Good News:  Why the Gospel is News and What Makes it Good.  Just published, this book looks to be an excellent choice for Easter season.  Please sign up on the list in the Parish Hall to order your book—and we’ll come up with a date and time everyone can meet to talk about it.    

OUR ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY is Saturday, May 16, beginning at 8:30 am.  We’ll be raking, cleaning out our kitchens, weeding, washing windows, spreading mulch, and taking care of business—with YOUR help!  Please consider coming for an hour or two—many hands make light work—and make sure to put your name on the list in Parish Hall, so we can make sure to have all the tools we need (on that count, if you have a metal rake, and some work gloves, please bring them!)     

SAVE THE DATE!  Our annual PARISH PICNIC will be held at the beautiful Sailing Camp in OB on Sunday, May 17, at 10:00 am.  We’ll have some awesome worship outdoors followed by grilled burgers and dogs, and all kinds of sweets and savory potluck offerings fit for a king!  ANYONE INTERESTED TO HELP PLAN OR ORGANIZE ACTIVITIES?  PLEASE SEE HEATHER ANNE OR FATHER CHIP…and put the date on your calendars NOW!      

YOUR VESTRY NEEDS YOU!  Many thanks to our good friend Adam Wilson, who has got so much going on he’s had to step down.  The good news?  That means there’s a vestry spot open and ready for filling!  Please let Chris White, Bonnie Deitz or Father Chip know if you’d like to join us—it’s invigorating and fun!                                †                                 

       Church Office Hours:

  • Heather Anne Slayton, Tuesday—Friday, 9:00 am—3:00 pm.

  • Father Chip Seadale:  Monday 9—11 am and Wednesday 2—4 pm (and available by appointment). 

  • Please note that Heather Anne is not in the office Saturday through Monday, and Father Chip is not in the office Friday and Saturday. 

  • Father Chip can always be reached in emergencies on his cell at 774-563-9716.

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  “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

  

                  Our Vestry

 

Wardens:       Bonnie Deitz and Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Sandra Mott

Members at Large:  

Claudia Metell, Pam Monterosso, Caroline Evans, Susan Weibel and Barbara Shriber